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    right then, after an unusually long period of time not buying hardware i have decided to make some adjustments to my finished build

    there were things that never got done that i wanted to get finished and never did

    after living with a system for a while i always find faults and feel that things are not complete or need to improve in some way

    these are minor adjustments and dont really fit in with the overall finished product

    RAID0 Solid State drives suck. the performance degredation on them is inexcusable. in fact, so much so that i have decided that they will be coming out and a single 160GB intel drive will replace it for my OS and Apps

    this should see an improvement [using latest firmware] in write performance and obviously allow me to use the all important TRIM function

    i won a 160GB drive in the intel competition that i will be sticking in the system to run games exclusivley
    i understand that this is massive and totally self indulgant, but i have spent a lot on steam this christmas :p

    i am still waiting for something exciting to happen to graphics to make me justify an upgrade on the 4890s, but those cards eat everything maxxed out. going by the current rate of development in the gpu industry, it will be a year before i even consider an upgrade

    aesthetically the system is missing something, i have grown a dislike towards the roof fans, they looked good to start with but dont realistically push a lot of air and i think something a bit more pleasing to the eye is required

    the solution is a roof window, similar to the murdermod example, but obviously without the murdermod logo etc



    this example shows a clear window but i will be aiming to have a tinted window to match the tinted side panel window - hopefully this should mean that the stealthy exterior remains


    i have also realised that whilst the tinted windows look amazing, they do restrict the ability to view the hardware and interior of the case
    lets face it this is where all of my work went into so i want to show it off.

    initially i was going to bang some cathodes in there or make some kind of LED system to go behind the motherboard.

    my computer deserves a treat so i will be ordering a murdermod luminous panel to light up the system subtly and show the interior through the tinted windows.





    it should fit in with the overall theme of the build and provide a nice finishing touch whilst also making the entire system look a little more exotic.

    let me know your thoughts guys, any input is always appreciated
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    also, does anyone have any idea what bitspower fittings are needed to pass tub ing through the luminous MM panel
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjkoneill View Post
    also, does anyone have any idea what bitspower fittings are needed to pass tub ing through the luminous MM panel
    I believe Charles drills and taps the holes for you, so you don't need pass throughs.
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    thats cool then - thanks H2O

    i will ask him on my next email anyway to make sure.

    oh yeah, here is a link to the intel challenge that i took part in

    just got myself two bottles of nano fluid to go into my loop when it gets reassembled

    once the light panel arrives i will need to redo my loop so i may as well get some nice fluid. i think the nano fluid will look great as i have never seen anyone using the cloudy white fluid before
    it could look pretty cool in the EK reservoir

    might have to get Charles to throw in some white ek res holders with my order too
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    top panel has now arrived, will be fitting it when the light panel arrives.

    im guessing its still on the slowboat to the USA
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    Did you get the tinted top window or the clear one? I ordered the tinted version, I'm curious to see what it looks like.
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    Just wondering how you ended up mounting the quad rad. I noticed that you used a rad stand for the 120.2 but couldn't see one on the quad.

    Great build! One of my favourites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbeasto View Post
    Just wondering how you ended up mounting the quad rad. I noticed that you used a rad stand for the 120.2 but couldn't see one on the quad.

    Great build! One of my favourites.
    thanks elbeasto

    the rad stand is from watercooling UK
    its one of thier own custom products

    well well well

    look what we have here

    perspex window for the roof of my case
    this takes the fan numbers down by two. a really nicely finished product in my opinion, very impressed.










    as luck would have it my package from Charles H [murdermod] arrived today
    it contains the template and instructions on how to mark out the tubing holes for my luminous panel








    and here are the bits i am gathering for when i make finishing touches

    white nano fluid
    it IS the best. discussion over.



    we wont go into what it looks like


    a new 1366 socket, just because every little detail counts, now my socket matches my black nickel watercooling fittings

    BLING

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    thats it for now, a few treats are still in store. keep reading

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    That socket is FREAKING AWESOME!
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    Looks nice but you wont be able to see it lol
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    wow, i didn't know you could do that! looks awesome

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    I do love the white fluid!!!
    didn't know it existed, and actually whish it did earlier...


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    You had a great looking build before but think the changes you are making will make it awesome. I liked your tinted side window. It should go great with the illuminated midplate. I had heard of the milky white nano fluid but hadn't seen it till now. Does that mean you'll be running clear tubing so the fluid can be seen? Looking forward to seeing all the new parts come together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjkoneill View Post
    look what we have here

    perspex window for the roof of my case
    this takes the fan numbers down by two. a really nicely finished product in my opinion, very impressed.


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    where did you get that window ?
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    i think it's custom made

    where did you get that 1366 socket i didn't know that u can buy this

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlancaster View Post
    That socket is FREAKING AWESOME!
    i like it

    Quote Originally Posted by Jokester_wild View Post
    Looks nice but you wont be able to see it lol
    i know, but i will know its there

    Quote Originally Posted by callen_1 View Post
    wow, i didn't know you could do that! looks awesome
    Quote Originally Posted by illidan View Post
    i think it's custom made

    where did you get that 1366 socket i didn't know that u can buy this
    its from a gigabyte X58A board that got destroyed in transit at work. it was going in the trash so i sniped the socket

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    I do love the white fluid!!!
    didn't know it existed, and actually whish it did earlier...
    Quote Originally Posted by Red-5 View Post
    You had a great looking build before but think the changes you are making will make it awesome. I liked your tinted side window. It should go great with the illuminated midplate. I had heard of the milky white nano fluid but hadn't seen it till now. Does that mean you'll be running clear tubing so the fluid can be seen? Looking forward to seeing all the new parts come together.
    thanks for the comments
    i think i will be keeping the white tubing, the only reason i went for the white nano fluid is to fill the gpu blocks and the res with white as the current fluid is clear but has a blue tint to it which i am not happy about.

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    where did you get that window ?
    the top window and side window are both fron ChilledPC in the UK
    The owner Tom is very helpful and has given me updates on ETAs of the products i have been after for my project. Big thanks to him
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    Go ON. its a realy good project!!

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    Wow awesome

    Shame you won't see that socket, like at all.
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    changes to the build

    still waiting for my parts from murdermod but am expecting some progress pretty soon according to Charles H

    removed the troublesome 4890 crossfire and all of the headaches that went alongside them
    added a lovely new Radeon 5870. we wont talk about fermi...
    Nickel plated EK of course


    the nanofluid spent around 24 hours in suspension looking lovely and white...
    before it turned a cloudy/clear/bluey type colour. far from ideal but it has had a 4-5'C temp drop across all 6 cores which is just what i needed


    I had a creative X-Fi Fatal1ty titanium sound card for about a week, the shoddy driver support and clunky interface meant that it had to go. It has been replaced with the frankly amazing Asus Xonar D2X PCI-E Sound Card.
    This card is infinatly better and the sound quality is brilliant both in game and in music. plus it looks pretty good too.


    heres where I'm at now

    just waiting on the final few pieces
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    did Skinnee ever post his nanofluid/fluid temp results?..SKINNEE..where you is?
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    not following you dude?
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    i have been eyeing up new motherboards, but cant really justify a new board at all. there simply isnt anything worth bothering with at the moment. all the colour schemes are boring.

    everything is red and black or blue and black.
    not very inspiring at all.

    i was thinking maybe a purple theme or something different but no hardware meets that criteria at the moment

    my murdermod stuff STILL hasnt arrived.
    it was ordered back in January. the latest news is that the light panel is nearly ready but my res holders are a while away.


    in other news, i have decided i want to achieve two things for when the panel arrives

    1. i want to tone down noise more, this means getting rid of fans and pumps.
    2. i want to tidy up the tubing route and the whole system in general.

    so i have set about designing the loop again.
    i am going to remove the double thermochill and run the whole rig off the Quad radiator. the entire rig will run off the four fans on this radiator and the one in the psu.

    the rig has a 980X cpu and a single GPU, so it now produces much less heat than it did.

    the fans in the roof are being replaced by the tinted roof window and the rear fans will be stripped out.
    i am thinking of getting a blank rear panel to remove the dual 92mm fans from the equation.

    either way i am cutting down half the tubing from the front of the case by installing a single pump.
    my two DDC pumps are very good but i am a sucker for anything bitspower make.
    so i got this imported from sidewinder who managed to get it from the USA to my doorstep in the UK in three days. THAT is good skills.









    i have since covered the cable with the MDPC braid and put a black molex connector on the pump instead of the nasty white one.

    my tj07 is going to be half empty at this rate!

    will keep you posted with updates when my panel arrives
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    Epic post!

    after some very saddening news from Murdermod that i wont be getting my light panel any time soon, I have decided to go ahead with my rebuild.
    the panel can go in when it arrives. if it arrives

    I would like to thank my sponsor...



    Peroni, without which this build would not be possible

    out to my shed, where dust reigns supreme!


    taking the system apart.



    mess


    480 epicness


    rock solid, and indeed, heart touching






    picture does not do this justice.




    more mess


    refreshments - Peroni #2


    my fantastic new D5 [pump of champions]






    my tinted top panel that didnt fit. the supplier of this item is very much in my bad books. I had to sand it down to fit.






    Meg was not impressed


    first ubing route, wasnt too happy with this layout


    the big white tube going up to the top looks poor and i need to sort it






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    Pump in its place


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    Muy Bueno!

    I'm going to chalk that tubing re-route up to the new snazzy rez! (and your skills )

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    Nice build, boss.

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